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Shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, The Finkler Question, is funny, furious and unflinching new novel from one of our greatest writers.
“He should have seen it coming. His life had been one mishap after another. So he should have been prepared for this one”. Julian Treslove is walking home, and at exactly 11.30pm he pauses briefly at the window of a violin dealer, when he is attacked. The novel follows the aftermath, as his sense of who and what he is slowly changes.
“How is it possible to read Howard Jacobson and not lose oneself in admiration for the music of his language, the power of his characterisation and the penetration of his insight? … The Finkler Question is further proof, if any was needed, of Jacobson’s mastery of humour” – The Times